The DTF transfer process involves printing a design onto a special film, applying adhesive powder to the printed image, and then using a heat press to transfer the design onto the desired fabric or material.
DTF transfers are versatile and can be applied to a wide range of materials, including cotton, polyester, nylon, leather, blends and more.
Custom DTF (Direct-to-Film) transfers are a printing method that involves transferring a design from a specially coated film onto various fabrics and materials using heat and pressure. This technique results in high-quality, vibrant, and long-lasting designs.
Yes, DTF transfers work well on both light and dark-coloured fabrics, as the white ink layer allows the design to stand out on any colour.
DTF transfers are known for their durability and longevity. With proper care, they can last for many washes without fading or cracking.
You will need a printer that has been manufactured to print DTF transfers and is compatible with DTF inks and can print on the specialised DTF film.
No,it is not recommended to use a regular inkjet printer for DTF transfers. Instead, you will need a printer specifically designed for DTF printing with the appropriate inks and film.
All our pricing is available in our online shop, we also have volume discounts available. https://dtftransfers.au/shop/
Yes, with the right equipment and knowledge, you can create custom DTF transfers at home. You will need a DTF-compatible printer, DTF inks, film, adhesive powder, and oven and a heat press.
To apply a custom DTF transfer, you will need a heat press. Place the transfer on the garment, apply heat and pressure according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, and then peel off the film once the transfer is complete. Please see our fitting guide page.
NO, while it is possible to apply DTF transfers with an iron, it is not recommended. A heat press provides even heat and pressure, ensuring quality transfer.
To prolong the life of your custom DTF transfers, wash the garment inside out on a gentle cycle with cold water. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, and air dry inside out, if using a tumble dryer, dry on low heat.
DTF transfers use water-based inks, which are generally considered more eco-friendly than solvent-based inks used in other printing methods. At the current moment the transfer film is not recyclable.
Yes, DTF transfers can be used on various non-apparel items, such as bags, umbrellas, and some types of promotional products. However, compatibility will depend on the item’s material and heat sensitivity.
Yes, DTF transfers can produce vibrant, full-colour designs with a wide colour gamut, including gradients and photographic images.
We ask that you allow us 3 business days for handling
Yes, DTF transfers can be layered to create multi-coloured or complex designs. However, it is important to ensure that each layer is properly aligned and pressed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. In general, it is better to do the design in one transfer.
Unused DTF transfers should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Keep them in their original packaging or a sealed plastic bag to protect them from dust and moisture. Silica Gel satchels can help with storage.
It is now possible to print onto Gol and Silver Film that gives a foil like finish, it is also now possible to get Glitter finish film as well. check out our range at dtftransfers.au/shop .
There is no minimum order quantity for custom DTF transfers. We are happy to print you just one if needed.
Yes we have a free sample pack available, visit our Sample Pack Page fill in the relevant information and we will post a pack out to you for free.
To get the best results with DTF transfers, use high-resolution images. It’s also important to consider the garment’s color when designing, as some colors may not show up as well on certain fabric colors. Save your artwork as a .png with a transparent background.
Yes, DTF transfers can print white ink, which is one of their key advantages over other printing methods, especially when working with dark-coloured fabrics.
The maximum size for a custom DTF transfer that we print is 40cm x 45cm.
Common file formats accepted for custom DTF transfer designs include JPEG, PNG.
Yes, you can create custom DTF transfers with special effects by incorporating these effects into your design before printing. This can be achieved using design software like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Yes, as the process is Digital you can print Photos and full colour artwork to them.
DTF transfers offer several advantages over other methods like screen printing and dye sublimation, including compatibility with various materials, better colour vibrancy, and fewer limitations in design complexity.
No, pre-treatment is not required for DTF transfers, making the process simpler and more efficient than DTG.
While there may be some size limitations based on your printer and heat press, DTF transfers generally allow for a wide range of design sizes.
Yes, DTF transfers can reproduce gradients and shading with excellent detail and colour accuracy. It is best to work in RGB and avoid transparent colours.
Yes, they are, we do not recommend over stretching the transfer, but they work perfectly well with Lycra and spandex garments, although fitting to these materials is a little more difficult.
We recommend creating and saving your artwork as .png with a transparent background and in high resolution, 300dpi. you can upload other formats, but we have found this works the best.
We charge a flat rate of $14.50 per order. We also have local pick-up available from Our Norman Park Store. We do not offer international shipping.
Yes, we are happy for you to Gang your images, you just need to be aware that we will not individually cut your ganged images down.
No, we print the supplied artwork as is, if we notice a glaring problem, we will contact you and let you know and work with you to get it right, but we do not check the artwork in detail.
We have a select range of sizes of PET Film available, so we must work within our wholesaler supplies. Please use the size that works best for you.
No, this is an Online service only.